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Dimitrios Diamantaras
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Attended National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Lives in Pennsylvania, USA
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Can you stand it if I post one more article about how Google has not been doing well in "social"? At least this one does not say Google Plus is dead and it has suggestions on what to do to make users happier with Google's social tools (improve Hangouts).
Google gives resources to the products no one wants and neglects what users do want.
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I was under the impression that Hangouts was to be the next to get special attention in Google's new plans after Photos.
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After the Internet's new favorite robot (from the past 48hrs) died there, Philadelphians now want to rebuild it
"This is the kind of thing that a makerspace exists to apply our skills to."
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That is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Just because some idiot(s) want to trash something that's so innocuous, doesn't mean the whole population is that way.
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This quote from Martha Nussbaum's book is good. It's pushing me towards yet another purchase of a book I will have to make time to read...
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I just discovered this profile via a post on FB by the Frans de Waal public page. Some great nature photography here.
Works as Fotografo. Lives in Trento. Wildlife
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I have always wanted to make more time to read history books and often they disappointed me when I did make the time. A few times I come across a book that takes a magisterial view of history and yet is written in such an engaging way that I want to read…
I have always wanted to make more time to read history books and often they disappointed me when I did make the time. A few times I come across a book that takes a magisterial view of history and y...
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Here are the photos I promised a few minutes ago, taken with my camera. Watch out world: I've started working with RAW files!
Location: Peace Valley Park, PA.
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We had a delightful picnic dinner and relaxation time at Peace Valley's Galena lake. Some photos will follow soon. Meanwhile, the wind was doing a trick with the leaves of a tree that I simply had to capture on video.
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A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an end, experts say.

The results of the trials involving 4,000 people are remarkable because of the unprecedented speed with which the development of the vaccine and the testing were carried out.
Scientists, doctors, donors and drug companies collaborated to race the vaccine through a process that usually takes more than a decade in just 12 months.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/31/ebola-vaccine-trial-proves-100-successful-in-guinea

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/31/428018501/new-ebola-vaccine-has-100-percent-effectiveness-in-early-results

#ebola   #vaccine   #research   #medicine  
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Watch out for the minion attack!
A giant inflatable Minion caused chaos for commuters in north Dublin when it came loose from its restraints.
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"I've fallen and can't get up."
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I'll just leave this sad story here. I've read what +Bradley Horowitz, +Andreas Schou and +Yonatan Zunger had to say, but this article adduces evidence that Google Plus has faced internal criticism in Google and it looks like it will join Google Reader, Wave, Buzz, and many other services in the digital scrap heap in a few years. I'll be glad to have a few years. Meanwhile, I am doubling down on maintaining my own blog.
Create a social network or risk everything. That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief arch...
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Yeah, it turns out that when you give people the power to tune in or tune out what they want to read, they prefer to tune out the drivvel.
Such a bad platform for dirvvel producers it just never caught on.
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Cow Under the Moon
Peacham, Vermont

From last night as the "blue" moon rose over the village of Peacham. I've photographed the full moon from here a few times but the position of the moon and overall conditions were much better this time. And the cows were out grazing in the field to complete the rural scene. With John Vose of +Jericho Hills Photography.

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #landscapepicture   #moon   #fullmoon   #bluemoon   #newengland   #vermont   #village   #farm   #church   #churches   #churchphotography
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wish I could be there right now
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Quick iPhone captures form our picnic at Peace Valley park. Photos I took with my camera after the picnic and at sunset coming in a couple of minutes.
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  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    Economics, 1976 - 1981
  • Athens University of Economics
    Economics, 1981 - 1983
  • University of Rochester
    Economics, 1984 - 1988
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Economic theorist, lover of song and opera, web fiddler, amateur computer programmer
Introduction
US naturalized citizen, originally from Greece. Economics professor, vocal music devotee, computer programming self-learner.

On Google+, according to my own actual recent practice, I like to share funny or just quirky items others post, techie items of interest, economics news with some commentary, technology items, and photos from others' posts. I have also started posting meatier updates on economics, technology, and my beloved Lyric Fest, a group that connects people through song in the greater Philadelphia area (see http://lyricfest.org).

While talking about my posting practice on Google+, I also would love you to follow this link to an excellent essay on how to be a good online commenter, by John Scalzi: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/09/18/how-to-be-a-good-commenter/
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Some of the most wonderful people in the world call me a friend; I survived 4 years in the Rochester, NY weather; I have performed several times with the Philadelphia Orchestra as a chorus member (of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia).
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Associate Professor of Economics
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Public economics, social choice theory, microeconomics, game theory, mathematical economics, economics of networks.
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  • Temple University
    Associate Professor of Economics, present
  • Temple University
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Pennsylvania, USA
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Athens, Greece - Athens, Greece; Rochester, New York, USA; Philadelphia, Penssylvania, USA
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